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Citizens in Redwood City joined protesters across the nation calling for protection for the Mueller investigation.

‘Nobody is Above the Law’ protesters demand accountability

November 9, 2018

The sun may have been setting, but the people were just beginning to rise. On Thursday, Nov. 8, protesters gathered at Courthouse Square in Redwood City at 5 p.m. as part of a n...

Shortly after pre-registering to vote, Californians will receive a post card in the mail confirming their registration, as well as to verify their information.

California enacts automatic voter pre-registration

March 22, 2018

Governor Jerry Brown has recently signed into law a bill that automatically pre-registers all voting-eligible 16 and 17-year-olds to vote when they receive a California Driver’s License or California State I.D. Brown signed this bill into law on Feb. 28, which was written by Assemblyme...

Journalism is under attack

November 17, 2017

“Journalism is under attack,” said Lata Nott (Executive Director and the Newseum Institute and First Amendment Center, Washington D.C.), Jim Dale (Marketing Director at the...

Women attending the boot camp run 1 1/2 miles on their first day, setting a time record to beat in their next four weeks of training.

Women’s Boot Camp encourages female participation in law enforcement

August 28, 2017

Law enforcement can be considered a male-dominated career, so many women even today find infiltrating that work environment to be a daunting task. To combat these feelings, the San Mateo Coun...

Women protest a rape case in New York City. The case of Brock Turner is not the first controversial rape case in the United States.

California passes law creating mandatory rape sentence

September 1, 2016

Lawmakers in California voted unanimously to pass a law imposing a mandatory three-year sentence upon anyone convicted of rape using force. This bill comes in response to the...

While vaccines are generally accepted as helping to prevent the spread of hazardous diseases, some believe that vaccines like MMR can cause autism in the process.

Judge denies block against California vaccine law

August 31, 2016

Supporters of the block against a California vaccine law were met with heavy defeat on Aug. 26 as federal judge Dana Sabraw ruled to uphold California's current standing on the...

Humans use an excessive amount of plastic bags -- around 1 trillion -- each year. Unfortunately, many of them end up in the oceans, polluting the water and destroying ecosystems.

California law banning plastic bags meets opposition

May 20, 2016

Plastic. Plastic everywhere. On the corner of every street, in every single trashcan, on the shelves of every store. Plastic is everywhere, so why do some people insist that...

On Feb. 8, 2016, president Barack Obama signed Megan's International Bill into law, making it mandatory for sex offenders with a history of assaulting minors to have a stamp on their passport. However, what seems like a good law at first quickly  turns into what many are calling

New international law harms the ‘wrong’ sex offenders

April 22, 2016

In 1994, 7-year-old Megan Kanka was raped and killed. She was living in New Jersey when Jesse Timmendequas, a known sex offender, moved into the house across the street wi...

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